- Citroën has partnered with Playmobil to turn the iconic Citroën 2CV into a Playmobil set, 75 years after the launch of the real car.
- Displayed in a presentation box alongside numerous characters and accessories, the Citroën 2CV Playmobil boasts many authentic details from the original 2CV.
- The 2CV Playmobil was shown for the first time on Citroën’s stand at the Retromobile show in Paris earlier this month.
Citroën has partnered with Playmobil, the 50-year-old toy manufacturer, to turn the iconic Citroën 2CV into a Playmobil set, 75 years after the model’s initial launch.
The 2CV Playmobil was shown for the first time on Citroën’s stand at the Retromobile show in Paris, introducing the iconic car to a new generation of fans.
CITROËN 2CV PLAYMOBIL – A PLEASING NOD TO THE PAST
Featuring many authentic details from the car itself, the 2CV Playmobil offers space for four Playmobil figures and is full of charming features, such as a true-to-the-original interior, a tailgate that can be opened, characteristic front headlights and a removable hood. The Playmobil Citroën 2CV toy set comes with three characters and a wide array of accessories, including a sheet of repositionable stickers.
1948 – THE BIRTH OF THE LEGENDARY 2CV
The 2CV was first unveiled to the public in 1948, and it remained in production until 1990. During that time, the car was continuously adapted and updated – but it never lost sight of its original purpose: it had to be simple to manufacture, affordable and easy to maintain. In its 42-year production run, 5,114,969 2CVs were made, including 1,246,335 van versions.
Originally, the 2CV was powered by a small twin-cylinder engine that produced a very distinctive sound. With its 375cc 9hp engine, the very first 2CVs valiantly reached speeds of 37mph. Developments followed in quick succession, resulting in a final version with a 602cc 29hp engine, which pushed the final production 2CVs to a record top speed of 71mph.
The long life of the 2CV was marked by numerous changes in design and equipment. In 1957, a boot lid was introduced to replace its canvas predecessor; in 1964, the rear-hinged front doors were abandoned and replaced by doors that opened conventionally; in 1966, rear windows were introduced; and then in 1967, the Ami 6’s dashboard was adopted for the car. In 1960, a very special version, the four-wheel-drive 2CV with two engines, one at the front and one at the rear, also marked the history of the 2CV, bringing it into the world of all-terrain vehicles. The first van version of the 2CV was launched in 1951 and the final models could carry payloads of up to 400kg.
Numerous limited-edition models were launched throughout the 2CV’s life, including: the Charleston with its two-tone paintwork; the blue-white-red Cocorico, a nod to the 1986 football World Cup; and the yellow 007 version with its black “bullet hole” adhesive motifs inspired by the James Bond film ‘For Your Eyes Only’.
The vehicle’s rich history, and longevity, has made the 2CV a pop culture icon – and Citroën is pleased to be able to introduce the car to a whole new generation of fans.